Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 11th March 2012

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, CEISMIC, News Stories, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, You Me... Now!

Arts on Sunday

Paul Maunder - Goodnight Irene
A West Coast theatre company is performing a play about a fictional family who loses someone in the Pike River Mine disaster. Goodnight Irene opens at Dunedin's globe theatre this Thursday as part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival. [more]

Taika Waititi - Boy
The film Boy broke all box office records when it was released in NZ two years ago. It was funny, it was serious at times - but above all, it was completely and utterly us. So how do you sell such a specifically NZ film overseas? [more]

Listener's pick - LP Siddell
Sarah Gill from Hamilton explains what draws her to the work of painter, Peter Siddell. [more]

Alex Taylor
One of the future stars of New Zealand composition, Alex Taylor is the 2012 composer in residence with the National Youth Orchestra.   [more]

Anna Claire Thompson - Jeweller
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but its spiky brass creatures that are likely to hurt you. Sonia Sly meets with Invercargill-based artist Anna Claire to talk about her jewellery. [more]

Fergus Barrowman - SPORT 40
Victoria University Press publisher and the editor of the literary anthology SPORT, Fergus Barrowman looks back on almost a quarter of a century championing new New Zealand writing. The latest edition also profiles new German writing, with New Zealand being the Frankfurt Book Fair's Country of Honour in 2012. [more]

Askew One
Askew One's exhibition, Smoke Signals, opens on Friday at Australis House in Auckland's Britomart. [more]

Rona Cooper - Earthquake to Exquisite
Rona Cooper's exhibition Earthquake to Exquisite opens on Thursday at The Colombo in Sydenham. [more]


Coralie Winn
Since the Christchurch earthquakes first struck the city back in September 2010, Coralie Winn has looked for ways to keep up the spirits of those who've stayed, and give artists outlets in the arts deprived city. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical (part one) for 11 March 2012
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical (part two) for 11 March 2012
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 11 March
Summer 2012 was special for the outdoorsy Moore family of Titirangi. For the first time in years they went tramping together, complete with mother Colleen. After years of deteriorating health, 58 year old Colleen is now the grateful recipient of a new set of donated lungs. Four days walking Fiordland's Kepler track was a big test. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 11 March 2012
For Auckland-based life coach and artist -Jo Hutchinson, a realisation that corporate life just wasn't enough was the trigger that changed her life around and led her down new paths. She needed to do some soul-searching… and where she ended up, revealed more than she could've dreamed. Jo chats to Producer Sonia Sly about her first trip to Egypt, personal transformation, and the possibility that there may be an artist inside each and everyone one of us. (Part 1). [more]

Sunday Morning

Jon Johansson: Super Tuesday
Political scientist Dr Jon Johansson talks about the contest for the US Republican Party presidential nomination which is tearing apart the GOP. [more]

Mediawatch for 11 March 2012
Non-commercial public TV's disappearing - but the public's still paying for entertainment shows on commercial channels; a bad broadcasting stat that got a great run; reports that a TVNZ's show not getting a Fair Go; the looming deadline for input on a new regime to regulate the media [more]

Allan Davidson: Turbulent Priest
New Zealand's first Anglican bishop, George Selwyn holds an important place in the country's colonial history. He was denounced as a 'turbulent priest' for speaking out against practices that dispossessed Maori and upset many who held power in the new colony. Historian Allan Davidson tells Chris about the life and times of Bishop Selwyn, and his access to the heart of the Empire. [more]

Alyn Ware: Non-proliferation and Iran
Alyn Ware is the Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. He speaks from Switzerland where, earlier this week, he was involved in disarmament meetings before heading to the Middle East to promote a regional solution to escalating tensions, particularly around fears of Iran developing nuclear weapons. [more]

Ideas for 11 March 2012
Winston Churchill, Duke Ellington, Mozart and Harry Houdini - not to mention three former Governors General of New Zealand - had one thing in common. They were all Freemasons. So what's the attraction? What do Freemasons believe and what do they do? Jeremy Rose and Chris Laidlaw explore the practice and philosophy of Freemasonry with New Zealand grand secretary Laurence Milton and the author of 'Freemasons for Dummies', Christopher Hodapp. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 11 o Poutu te rangi (March) 2012
How many Marae in New Zealand can boast 11 levels and counting? Justine Murray visits Taputeranga Marae, Wellington, with founder Bruce Stewart and tours the complex with his daughter, Pari. Millie Hawiki has lived in Wellington for well over 60 years. She recalls the culture shock experienced when she first arrived in the city during the 1950's fresh from an isolated, only Maori speaking community. Deborah Kapohe and Phillip Rhodes are bringing to stage the life of rangatira Hohepa Te Umuroa in an opera premiering at the 2012 New Zealand International Arts festival. They're with Maraea Rakuraku. [more]

You Me... Now!

Episode 84: The Demons Awake
Anya meets the social worker, and Alice has a serious talk with Magnus. [more]

News stories:

Bain addresses international justice conference
David Bain has delivered his first formal public speech as part of a conference on legal justice held in Australia on Saturday. [more]

Indoor shot put title completes set for Adams
New Zealand's Valerie Adams now has a full set of gold medals from major athletics events after regaining the shot put title at the World Indoor Championships in Turkey. [more]

Adams collects the full set in Istanbul
Valerie Adams has won the shot put final at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, the New Zealander taking back the only major title she doesn't hold from her arch-rival... [more]

Highlanders hold on to edge Waratahs
The Highlanders have won their third straight Super Rugby game, defeating the New South Wales Waratahs 18-17 in Dunedin. The Waratahs led for much of the game and could have... [more]

Wales one step from Grand Slam glory
Wales has beaten Italy 24-3 in Cardiff to keep their hopes of a third Grand Slam in eight years alive. Following three Championship triumphs, Wales were overwhelming favourites to cruise... [more]

Minister advised on cost of raising minimum wage
The Minister of Labour has been advised that raising the minimum wage from $13 to $15 an hour would have increased workers' spending power by close to $500 million. [more]

Privacy Commissioner encourages CCTV debate
The Privacy Commissioner says it is time to debate whether New Zealand is becoming a surveillance society. [more]

Public hearings set to begin on national parks tunnel
Public hearings on a proposal to build a new road and tunnel through the Mount Aspiring and Milford national parks begin on Monday. [more]

Breakers claim minor premiership in Adelaide
The New Zealand Breakers have clinched the Australian National Basketball League minor premiership with a hard-fought 91-76 road victory over the Adelaide 36ers. The plucky Sixers remained in striking distance... [more]

FA repeat call for technology after QPR denied clear goal
England's Football Association has repeated their call for goal-line technology as Queen's Park Rangers became the latest club to suffer from a clear case of human error. The London club... [more]

Team NZ falls back in race for runners-up honours
Team New Zealand's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race may have to settle for fourth place on the latest leg into this country. Camper's due into Auckland after noon, behind... [more]

Nix stay third after point at Heart
The Wellington Phoenix remain third on the A-League football table after drawing 1-1 with the Heart in Melbourne. Nix striker Paul Ifill scored an exquisite 80th minute equaliser to guarantee... [more]

The Dunedin weather looks set to force a draw in the first cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa, with steady rain in the southern city sure to delay... [more]

Call for doctors to have warning device on vehicles
A Wellington coroner is urging the Transport Minister to review the law involving doctors driving to emergency calls. [more]

Blues on the board with win over the Bulls
The Blues have scored their first win of the Super Rugby competition, edging the Bulls 29-23 in Pretoria. The Blues first five eighth Gareth Anscombe scored all the visitors' points... [more]

Black Caps may not get chance to win on last day in Dunedin
A draw in the first cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa is looking extremely likely, thanks to overnight rain in Dunedin. There's been no play yet at the... [more]

Former All Black Richard 'Tiny' White dies
Former All Black great Richard "Tiny" White has died after several weeks of illness. He was 86. [more]

Murderer who stabbed friend 50 times gets parole
A woman who stabbed her former friend 50 times before dumping her body down a bank in Otaki is to be freed from prison. [more]

Mechanical fault affects Nelson flight
Air New Zealand says a mechanical fault caused a flight bound for Nelson on Saturday to return to Auckland. [more]

Last chances to see cathedral before demolition
The Cathedral Square walkway is open this weekend allowing the people of Christchurch to take a last look at ChristChurch Cathedral before it is demolished. [more]

NZ could miss out on giant telescope facility - reports
New Zealand could lose out to South Africa for the Square Kilometre Array - a huge radio telescope facility being planned to probe the universe, according to media reports. [more]

HSBC fixed mortgage rate 'lowest in decade'
HSBC has dropped its one-year fixed interest home loan rate by 36 basis points to 5.29%, saying it is the lowest fixed term mortgage rate offered by any bank in New Zealand for at least a decade. [more]

First cricket test drawn
The first cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa in Dunedin has been called of because of rain and declared a draw. No play was possible on the final... [more]

Ronaldo keeps Madrid well in front
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 31st and 32nd La Liga goals of the season to lift Real Madrid to a 3-2 comeback win at Real Betis that stretched their lead over... [more]

Rene Ranger cited
The Blues winger Rene Ranger has been cited following a dangerous tackle in their 29-23 Super Rugby win over the Bulls in Pretoria this morning. Ranger was yellow and white... [more]

Watson leads at Doral
The American golfer Bubba Watson has opened up a three shot lead after the third round of the WGC-Championship in Florida. Watson posted a five-under par 67 at the Blue... [more]

Lee tied for 25th in Puerto Rico
The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee is in a tie for 25th after 3 rounds of the US PGA event in Puerto Rico. Lee fired a 1 under par 71... [more]

300 storm-hit customers still without power
Around 300 properties remain without power following last weekend's extreme winds which wrought havoc in South Taranaki and Wanganui. [more]

Volvo pipped for third on 4th leg
The crew on the Team New Zealand boat Camper admit it was a gutwrenching that they couldn't grab a higher place at the end of the 4th leg of the... [more]

Councillor says rail link needs Govt buy-in
An Auckland councillor says the Government must give its approval for a new city rail link before more ratepayer funds are committed. [more]

Councillor wants boards sacked
An Auckland councillor has called for the boards of directors at Ports of Auckland and the council agency which controls it to be sacked. [more]

Police name quad bike crash victim
Police have named the man who died after a quad bike crash on Saturday, on a beach near Bulls in the Rangitikei District. [more]

Delays on State Highway 1 north of Wellington
There are delays on State Highway 1, north of Wellington, after a car towing a boat flipped and collided with another vehicle. [more]

Canterbury finish second in NZFP
Canterbury have guaranteed themselves second place in the New Zealand Football Premiership after beating Waitakere United 2-1 in Auckland. In a match that had 12 cards issued, Waitakere had 2... [more]

Loeb extends lead in Mexico
World champion Sebastien Loeb has extended his lead over his rivals after the second leg of Rally Mexico. The Frenchman won two of today's eight stages to finish the day... [more]

Camper forced to settle for fourth in Auckland leg
Team New Zealand's yacht lost a last-minute bid to snatch third place at the end of the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday. [more]

Motorcyclist killed near Carterton
A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in a road bike race near Carterton in Wairarapa. [more]

Police investigate Wellington attack
A police investigation is underway in Wellington, following an assault on a woman in the early hours of Saturday morning. [more]

Farm insurance storm claims could reach $4.5m
New Zealand's largest farming insurer says it has received more than 900 claims from last weekend's weather bomb totalling $3.5 million. [more]

Net ban extension sought to protect Maui's dolphins
A Taranaki-based fishing company has come out against a campaign to extend a ban on set net fishing to protect endangered Maui's dolphins. [more]

Police believe missing woman's body found
A post-mortem will be carried out on Monday on a body which is believed to be that of a Christchurch women missing for almost two years. [more]